They will rebuild the ancient ruins1 and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.
Aliens2 will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
And you will be called priests3 of the LORD, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth4 of nations, and in their riches you will boast.
Instead of their shame5 my people will receive a double6 portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit7 a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy8 will be theirs.
"For I, the LORD, love justice;9 I hate robbery and iniquity. In my faithfulness I will reward them and make an everlasting covenant10 with them.
Their descendants11 will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed."12